Director of Justice Services

  • Exempt
  • Oxnard

TITLE:             Director of Justice Services

HOURS:         Exempt

Salary :           $80,000 Annual 

Currently working from home temporarily due to Covid, however employees will be expected to work at their assigned worksite in Ventura County as needed or when we are able to return to offices.


This position reports to the Regional Programs Officer and participates as a member of the Executive Team. Requires an experienced leader to help us develop and implement culturally responsive, strengths-based, best practice services for justice involved adults and youth, their families, or those at-risk of such involvement. The director oversees the daily operations, development and sustainability, implementation of systems and processes, evaluation, strategic planning and administration of assigned department programs and services. Responsibilities include supervision of all program staff, assigned service sites, administrative activities, budget oversight, resource allocation, contract compliance and the performance of specified services and programs.


  1. Demonstrate progressive leadership skills in coordination with collaborating teams and community partners. Implements best practice programs and services.
  2. Recruit, hire, retain, monitor, develop, evaluate and manage the program staff, volunteers, subgrantees and contractors. Provide ongoing coaching, training, development and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  3. Provide budget oversight of assigned programs. Monitor service delivery, program objectives and efficiency of operations. Ensure compliance with state and contractual mandates.
  4. Assess overall program effectiveness for all sub-contracted services through review of collected data and coordination with evaluators as assigned. Report findings to funders and the community.
  5. Maintain proficient understanding of evidence-based practices as recommended for the population served. Initiate changes in service models as supported by evidence and research.
  6. Participate in strategic planning process and development of agency and program policies, objectives, and budgets.
  7. Participate with community-based provider networks dedicated to serving individuals reentering the community following incarceration or at risk of justice involvement.
  8. Support department development and sustainability through grant writing and fundraising efforts. Research and develop funding sources for the department programs.
  9. Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with public and private community agencies in marketing and promotion of agency services. Represent the agency at senior level meetings, regional taskforces, policy forums, workgroups or committees as assigned.
  10. Analyze and compile monthly reports and statistics. Ensure development of program policy and procedure manuals and their execution.
  11. Initiate contract renewals with subcontractors in collaboration with the fiscal department.
  12. Collaborate with internal and external evaluators to ensure evaluation plans are in place and on track.
  13. Manage service sites, facility/equipment needs, supplies/materials and department safety program.
  14. Collaborate and coordinate integration of services with executive team, leadership team and staff.
  15. Lead in an accountable way demonstrating cultural sensitivity, attunement, and responsiveness.
  16. Support the design and implementation of effective, respectful, and high-quality services that are congruent with and responsive to the diverse cultural needs of the community.
  17. Miscellaneous duties as assigned.



Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience, master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years’ management experience in community-based agencies or other social service setting serving the justice-involved population. Requires prior experience working with at-risk and justice involved clients, evidence-based practices, and programs to reduce recidivism. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to manage staff are essential. Knowledge of budgeting analysis, grant writing, team building, statistics, problem solving, systems development and information systems.. Requires experience with community programs provided in conjunction with law enforcement and/or court supervision and are designed to impact recidivism. This position requires familiarity with the implementation of evidence-based practices. Public speaking, including the ability to communicate the project goals at policy and funder levels is expected. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Power Point. Must be comfortable leading meetings in both in-person and virtual settings including Zoom. Excellent written or verbal communication skills. Successful background and criminal clearance required and maintained, including but not limited to California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, Child Abuse Index and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  Proof of a valid California Driver’s License, reliable transportation, proof of automobile insurance (listed as covered), pass and maintain driving approval as required by our insurer.


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